7 Side Hustles That Cost You No Money To Start

Do you have a desire to find ways to bring in additional income into your household? One great way to accomplish this is by starting a side-hustle. When it comes to finding the right side hustle the task can seem very overwhelming. Where do you start with so many options out there? What we decided […]
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Do you have a desire to find ways to bring in additional income into your household? One great way to accomplish this is by starting a side-hustle.

When it comes to finding the right side hustle the task can seem very overwhelming. Where do you start with so many options out there?

What we decided to do was to introduce you to some side hustles that you can consider getting into. Not only are these side hustles with reputable companies, but they also will cost you no money to start. We found some great side hustles to help you meet your financial goals.

Check Out These 7 Side Hustles That Cost You No Money To Start.

1. InstaCart:

Instacart is a grocery delivery app that pairs customers with personal shoppers. You as the personal shopper receive a digital shopping list from the customer and then you pick out those items at a local grocery store for them. After purchasing their items, you deliver the groceries to their doorstep.

You can sign up to become a driver/shopper for Instacart and get assigned by signing up here. You are able to sign-up for a time frame to work in a certain area and you’ll get a notification about which grocery stores to go to and which items to pick up.

Using an Instacart credit card, you make the purchase and then deliver the items to the customer. And you can choose shifts that work with your schedule. Working for Instacart you can potentially stand to make between $10-$20 per hour doing this side hustle.

2. Door Dash:

DoorDash is a company that partners with local restaurants that aren’t able to offer delivery service on their own. They contract with local freelancers like you to make those food deliveries for them.

As a “Dasher”, you download their app, choose blocks of time that you are available to make deliveries in your area, and then get assignments making deliveries on behalf of those restaurants.

With this side hustle, you make $1 plus what they call a “pay boost,” plus all of the tips. The amount for that pay boost considers certain factors such as how far you have to drive if there are parking problems or traffic if you have to wait at the restaurant for a while and the size of the order.

DoorDash stipulates that rates are subject to the city in which you are based, as with the previous model. 

3. Babysitting:

If you’re already good at caring for and entertaining children, why not earn some additional income for it? Whether you offer babysitting opportunities to other moms you know or you can look for work through websites like Care.com.

Babysitting is a great side hustle because it is always in demand. During the day people need child care while they are at work. At night, people need someone to watch their kids while they enjoy a date night.

Care.com is a great place to list yourself and find babysitting work. Pay depends on the job and where you live, but many care jobs pay up to $20 per hour.

4. Pet Sitting:

Rover is a dog-walking and pet-sitting site. Pet owners match up with potential sitters based on need and location. Signing up as a walker on the site was easy. Rover requires you to go through a background check, but it’s at no cost to you.

To get started you must create a profile in their system. From there you detail what services you provide. You can choose to say you are willing to host the pet in your own home or if you will travel to the pet owners home.

When a pet owner is interested in your services, they send you a message with some details on their pet and any questions they might have.

You get notified that you have a message via a notification or text on your phone. You can then respond via their app or via text.

Research has shown that people who use Rover as a part-time job and take two or three dogs for two weeks out of the month earn an average of $1,000 per month.

Furthermore, people that have engaged with Rover like a full-time job, working 4 weeks out of the month and taking 2-3 dogs at a time, earn an average of $3,300/month.

If this sounds like a sound hustle for you, you can click here to get started.

5. Freelance Writing:

Anyone with a knack for writing should consider becoming a freelance writer. Numerous online websites have blogs that they are looking to fill with content that would be beneficial to their readers.

In many instances this task it outsourced by these companies to freelance writers to create the content for them.

We talked with Holly the creator of Earn More Writing about how she went from making $0 to $225,000 a year as a freelance writer. She shares some great tips on getting off to a successful start with this side hustle.

You can start your freelance career, by creating free accounts on websites like Upwork.com or Fiverr.com and start bidding on freelance jobs.

6. Virtual Assistant:

A virtual assistant is much like an administrative assistant you’d find in a regular office setting. Virtual assistants will help clients complete a variety of tasks, from making telephone calls to appointment setting to research.

According to Indeed.com, the average virtual assistant makes $16.28 per hour in the United States. Some people make much more than that, based on their experience.

We recently interviewed Gina Horkey who discussed how to launch a successful side hustle as a virtual assistant. She shared that this is side hustle that can easily bring in full-time pay if you apply yourself properly.

Also, Gina created this free guide called 150+ Services You Can Offer as a Virtual Assistant (and get paid for!) to help you get started.

7. Virtual English Tutor:

VIPKID is an online service that provides 1-on-1 online full immersion language and content classes based on the US Common Core State Standards. More simply put, VIPKID is a service that connects Chinese students learning English to native English speakers.

They provide English classes to younger students and have built an entire 6 year (common core based) curriculum for their teachers to use. Each 25-minute class is one student, an instructor and one 25 to 30 slide powerpoint.

Each slide has instructions at the bottom for the teacher (you) to follow and the powerpoints follow a similar structure which means there’s very minimal prep for each class.

In order to qualify to be a teacher, you must be able to speak and write English fluently and a bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required. Also, you should have experience dealing with kids four to twelve years old and be accessible to lecture virtually at least seven hours a week.

Additionally, you need to have access to a computer with a microphone, webcam, and either Firefox or Chrome browser.

VIPKID provides a $7 to $9 base for every 30-minute class plus bonus incentives. Also, if you teach over forty-five classes in a single pay period, you’ll get a $1 bonus for every class. Furthermore, you will also get a $1 attendance incentive for every lesson for appearing to teach although a student does not show up to go to the class.

You can start your application now or learn more about becoming VIPKID teacher here.

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